Mermaid Toast is the Latest Food Art Craze Making Waves on Instagram

Too good to eat?

We can talk about all the Snapchat stuff, or how people now use Instagram to promote small businesses, or whatever else people do on there. In the end, the true purpose of Instagram is the same as it’s always been — turning food into art. Meal pictures have been around since the start, but lately, it’s looking less like Instagram is made for food and more like food is made for Instagram.

The latest advance in food art comes from a familiar source. Adeline Waugh, a clear Instagram expert instrumental in kicking off the unicorn food trend, is at it again with mermaids. Her now-officially dubbed mermaid toast looks like a Hokusai painted on the canvas of a piece of wheat bread. The medium? Waugh used several blue green algae powders along with almond milk cream cheese. Not real cream cheese, of course! If it’s going to be Instagram trendy, it’s got to have the health food component (also covered by the algae).

I guess mermaid toast is officially a thing if @foodandwine did a feature on it… what!? 😳 🌊 Beyond flattered…the name sticks for this aquatic creation. I feel like I'm about to go on a mild rant: So, this happened when I put unicorn toast out there too… there will be so many wonderful comments and articles covering it- but then there are also so many people and articles hating on it; saying it's "silly" and asking, "why?" Or "who has time for that?!" Let me just put this out there: I am just having fun! I am a food stylist and I like to create beautiful things using food- I've never claimed to be starting a trend or a putting out a new recipe that is super practical- it's 100% impractical, I just like to play around in the kitchen and attempt to create something aesthetically pleasing and unique from time to time. Also, I don't know about you, but with everything going on in the world today, sometimes I just want to look at some colorful food. Okay- rant over, phew 🙌🏻 I shouldn't even pay attention to the negativity when there's so much positivity from everyone out there, and for that- I'm extremely appreciative! ❤️ Link in bio to check out the F&W article on #mermaidtoast #vibrantandpure #vibranttoast

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Of course, the spread just looks like waves. The mermaid magic comes from those little gold flecks that garnish the toast. What are they? We don’t know for sure, but as none other than Kit Kat has taught us, it might actually be gold — edible gold is a real thing, even if it doesn’t move the needle in terms of nutritional value.

Anyway, the ‘grams are on point, the toast looks beautiful, and now we’re left wondering what mythical creature Waugh will tackle next!

Via Refinery 29

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